Grid Real Estate is a boutique real estate brokerage and advisory firm dedicated to the renewal and regeneration of communities through redevelopment. Decades of experience in both the private and public sector has provided us with a clear understanding of the risk-and-opportunity balancing act property owners and governmental entities confront.
At Grid, we provide clients with workable solutions to transform distressed assets and surplus real estate into successful redevelopment projects via smart, reasoned, market-based real estate deals. We understand the process, the players and the market fluctuations and are experienced in evaluating risk and opportunity – both hidden and future – in the face of government and private influences. We believe experience and expertise are the hallmarks of a successful project.
Grid’s core skills:
- Traditional real estate brokerage for development sites and investment properties, with a focus on redevelopment and infill projects in both an urban and suburban setting. Representation of both buyers and sellers of improved or unimproved land.
- Land assemblage strategies, for both redevelopment projects and conventional deals.
- Municipalities/Governmental entities
- Redevelopment Agencies
- Economic Development Corps
- Improvement Authorities
- Universities and Hospitals.
Robert P. Antonicello
Grid Real Estate, LLC.
Principal and Founder,
Robert P. Antonicello is a broker/advisor specializing in urban and suburban redevelopment projects, including brokerage, acquisition, entitlement, consulting and development. He has 35 years of diverse experience in local government and the private sector, with a focus on redevelopment, entitlement, economic development, and public-private partnerships. He has served in various leadership positions in local government, ranging from Director of Neighborhood Planning to his eight years as Executive Director for the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency (JCRA).
As Executive Director for JCRA, New Jersey’s largest and oldest municipal redevelopment agency, Mr. Antonicello was responsible for many high-profile projects in Jersey City’s redevelopment, including the Powerhouse Project, the Journal Square Vision Plan and its successful green workforce-housing program. Mr. Antonicello’s broad area of expertise includes project facilitation, project entitlement, site assemblage, environmental remediation and developer selection. Mr. Antonicello has earned a reputation as a “bridge” between the local government and private development community.
His vast and diverse background includes 25 years as owner/manager of a successful commercial real estate firm, responsible for the sale of many landmark building and large development sites in Jersey City and Hoboken. Early in his career, he served both as a City Planner and Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services for the City of Jersey City. In December 2008, he was named Public Official of the Year by the Urban Land Institute of Northern New Jersey.
Mr. Antonicello is a full member of the Urban Land Institute and a former North Jersey District Council Chairperson. He now serves as the Governance Chair for the ULI District Council.
Mr. Antonicello has a BA in Urban Affairs from Rutgers University and a Masters of Real Estate Development from New York University.
Robert L. Antonicello Jr./ Investment Sales
Robert Antonicello Jr. is a junior broker at Grid Real Estate LLC. Robert is responsible for updating the firm’s proprietary listings database and assisting the New Jersey brokers on their landlord and tenant representation projects.
Prior to joining the firm, Robert was a junior broker at CBRE’s New Jersey office and a specialty leasing representative at the Palisades Center Mall with Pyramid Management Group. At CBRE, he was responsible for canvassing and marketing multiple malls and power center properties in New York and Massachusetts. He managed all property inquiries and activity while compiling the prospective client database. Robert also conducted property visits with prospective clients and attended marketing events to establish new relationships and promote properties within the industry.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in global communication from the Ramapo College of New Jersey, Robert interned with the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency and City Hall. He is in the process of becoming certified in capital markets and finance from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate.
He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers in New Jersey and the Urban Land Institute.
Joseph “Carter” Schultz / Retail and Investment Sales
Joseph “Carter” Schultz joined Grid Real Estate’s team in 2015, bringing 2+ years of experience as a successful CBRE Retail Broker. While at CBRE Mr. Schultz represented numerous national retailers in New Jersey including Dollar General and Burger King. Prior to CBRE Mr. Schultz worked 10+ years in a family-owned, luxury retail business located in downtown Millburn, New Jersey. His experience includes the management, implementation and development of business goals and initiatives to successfully and effectively sustain and grow a multi-generational business. Mr. Schultz transitioned his focus from retail sales to commercial real estate transactions through an interest that developed by assisting with the management and leasing of a multi-tenanted, owner-occupied, mixed-use building in downtown Millburn.
Mr. Schultz looks forward to providing value-added services to both landlords and tenants by utilizing his experience in real estate and retail sales to assist with landlord and tenant initiatives, including, but not limited to, the marketing and leasing of retail properties, store expansions and relocations, and site selection services.
Leah Zaccone / Residential